The Brown Advisory Inc. Decreases Stake in Office Depot, Inc. (ODP)

The Brown Advisory Inc. Decreases Stake in Office Depot, Inc. (ODP)

Brown Advisory Inc. reduced its stake in Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP) by 25.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 132,683 shares of the company’s stock after selling 45,000 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc.’s holdings in Office Depot were worth $600,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of ODP. CHICAGO TRUST Co NA raised its position in shares of Office Depot by 49.9% in the third quarter. CHICAGO TRUST Co…

The Bayesian Capital Management LP Buys Shares of 12,120 Metlife Inc (MET)

The Bayesian Capital Management LP Buys Shares of 12,120 Metlife Inc (MET)

Bayesian Capital Management LP bought a new position in shares of Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm bought 12,120 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $653,000. A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of MET. Jacobus Wealth Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Metlife during the third quarter worth $104,000. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. raised its stake in shares of Metlife by 51.5% in the third quarter. Carroll Financial…

The Bayesian Capital Management LP Invests $173,000 in Sierra Wireless, Inc. (SWIR)

The Bayesian Capital Management LP Invests $173,000 in Sierra Wireless, Inc. (SWIR)

Bayesian Capital Management LP bought a new position in shares of Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSE:SW) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 11,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $173,000. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. CIBC World Markets Inc. boosted its position in Sierra Wireless by 8.9% in the third quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 21,839 shares of the company’s stock worth $315,000 after buying an…

The Bayesian Capital Management LP Takes Position in OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR)

The Bayesian Capital Management LP Takes Position in OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR)

Bayesian Capital Management LP acquired a new position in OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 19,101 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $168,000. Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of OraSure Technologies by 18.1% in the third quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 1,656,255 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,200,000…

The Bayesian Capital Management LP Invests $148,000 in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA)

The Bayesian Capital Management LP Invests $148,000 in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA)

Bayesian Capital Management LP bought a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor bought 21,800 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $148,000. Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in BBVA. Cambiar Investors LLC increased its position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 9.6% in the third quarter. Cambiar Investors LLC now owns 24,582,766 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,513,000 after buying an additional 2,153,674 shares during the…

The Pharmerica Corporation Expected to Earn Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.40 Per Share (PMC)

The Pharmerica Corporation Expected to Earn Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.40 Per Share (PMC)

Pharmerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC) – Equities researchers at Barrington Research issued their Q1 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Pharmerica Corporation in a research note issued to investors on Monday. Barrington Research analyst M. Petusky forecasts that the firm will post earnings of $0.40 per share for the quarter. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Pharmerica Corporation’s FY2017 earnings at $1.88 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.12 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.40 EPS. Pharmerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 24th. The company…

The MDC Partners Inc (MDCA) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

The MDC Partners Inc (MDCA) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ:MDCA) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eleven research firms that are currently covering the stock. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $16.25. Several research firms have weighed in on MDCA. Wedbush raised their target price on MDC Partners from $8.00 to $9.00 and gave the company a “neutral”…

The Oppenheimer Holdings Brokers Reduce Earnings Estimates for The Priceline Group Inc. (PCLN)

The Oppenheimer Holdings Brokers Reduce Earnings Estimates for The Priceline Group Inc. (PCLN)

The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings cut their Q1 2017 EPS estimates for shares of The Priceline Group in a research report issued on Tuesday. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst J. Kelly now anticipates that the firm will earn $8.63 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $10.35. Oppenheimer Holdings currently has a “Buy” rating and a $1,640.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for The Priceline Group’s Q4 2017 earnings at $15.29 EPS. Several other equities analysts also…

The Equities Analysts Offer Predictions for Ophthotech Corporation’s Q1 2017 Earnings (OPHT)

The Equities Analysts Offer Predictions for Ophthotech Corporation’s Q1 2017 Earnings (OPHT)

Ophthotech Corporation (NASDAQ:OPHT) – Stock analysts at SunTrust Banks raised their Q1 2017 earnings estimates for shares of Ophthotech Corporation in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks analyst Y. Suneja now expects that the brokerage will earn ($1.45) per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($1.51). SunTrust Banks currently has a “Hold” rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Ophthotech Corporation’s Q2 2017 earnings at ($1.24) EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at ($0.37) EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at ($0.18) EPS,…

The Diplomat Pharmacy Inc (DPLO) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

The Diplomat Pharmacy Inc (DPLO) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Diplomat Pharmacy Inc (NYSE:DPLO) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen brokerages that are covering the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $17.00. A number of equities research analysts recently commented on DPLO shares. Mizuho reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $17.00 target price…

The Volkswagen AG (VOW3) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

The Volkswagen AG (VOW3) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Volkswagen AG (ETR:VOW3) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twenty-six research firms that are currently covering the firm. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is €142.35 ($151.43). A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. equinet AG set a €166.00 ($176.60) price objective…

The Q1 2017 EPS Estimates for Orthofix International NV (OFIX) Decreased by Jefferies Group

The Q1 2017 EPS Estimates for Orthofix International NV (OFIX) Decreased by Jefferies Group

Orthofix International NV (NASDAQ:OFIX) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group cut their Q1 2017 EPS estimates for shares of Orthofix International NV in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst R. Denhoy now anticipates that the firm will earn $0.27 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.42. Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Orthofix International NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 18th. Shares of Orthofix International NV (NASDAQ:OFIX) opened at 36.03 on Thursday. Orthofix…

The Smart REIT (SRU.UN) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

The Smart REIT (SRU.UN) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Smart REIT (TSE:SRU.UN) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are covering the firm. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$36.25. A number of research analysts recently commented on SRU.UN shares. CIBC reduced their price target on Smart REIT from C$39.00 to C$36.50 in a report on Friday,…

The Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

The Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve brokerages that are currently covering the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $40.83. A number of brokerages have issued reports on HRL. Credit Suisse Group set a $41.00 target price on shares of Hormel…

The Meridian Wealth Management LLC Acquires Shares of 5,565 Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL)

The Meridian Wealth Management LLC Acquires Shares of 5,565 Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL)

Meridian Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm acquired 5,565 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $220,000. A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in PYPL. AIMZ Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Paypal Holdings by 0.3% in the third quarter. AIMZ Investment Advisors LLC now owns 10,173 shares of the company’s stock worth $417,000 after…

The Pacad Investment Ltd. Cuts Stake in j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM)

The Pacad Investment Ltd. Cuts Stake in j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM)

Pacad Investment Ltd. lowered its position in j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) by 80.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 3,400 shares of the company’s stock after selling 13,585 shares during the period. Pacad Investment Ltd.’s holdings in j2 Global were worth $278,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of j2 Global by 15.6% in the fourth quarter. FMR…

The TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (TJX) Shares Bought by Pacad Investment Ltd.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (TJX) Shares Bought by Pacad Investment Ltd.

Pacad Investment Ltd. raised its stake in shares of TJX Companies, Inc. (The) (NYSE:TJX) by 111.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 19,700 shares of the apparel and home fashions retailer’s stock after buying an additional 10,400 shares during the period. Pacad Investment Ltd.’s holdings in TJX Companies, Inc. (The) were worth $1,480,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Disciplined Growth…

The Installed Building Products Inc (IBP) Stake Cut by Allianz Asset Management AG

The Installed Building Products Inc (IBP) Stake Cut by Allianz Asset Management AG

Allianz Asset Management AG lowered its position in shares of Installed Building Products Inc (NYSE:IBP) by 42.8% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 260,127 shares of the company’s stock after selling 195,001 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management AG’s holdings in Installed Building Products were worth $10,744,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its position in Installed Building Products…

The Zacks: Gener8 Maritime Inc (GNRT) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

The Zacks: Gener8 Maritime Inc (GNRT) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

Gener8 Maritime Inc (NASDAQ:GNRT) has been given an average broker rating score of 1.67 (Buy) from the three analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. Brokers have set a 1-year consensus price target of $7.67 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.18 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Gener8 Maritime an industry…

The Waters Co. (WAT) Stake Decreased by Allianz Asset Management AG

The Waters Co. (WAT) Stake Decreased by Allianz Asset Management AG

Allianz Asset Management AG cut its stake in shares of Waters Co. (NYSE:WAT) by 41.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 82,659 shares of the company’s stock after selling 59,280 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management AG’s holdings in Waters were worth $11,109,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of WAT. Fundsmith LLP increased its stake in shares of Waters by 66.4% in the second…